Chemical-Free Cleaning

A common misconception is that in order to achieve clean, you have to use strong and toxic cleaning products. This is not always the case, and harsh chemicals in cleaning products are not safe for your family or the environment. There are so many alternatives to using traditional cleaning products, and most of them are simple to make!

At Molly’s Suds, we use only all natural cleaning products which is how our laundry powder came into existence. There just aren’t many safe products on the market, so we took matters into our own hands. Here are several DIY cleaning products that take only a few minutes to make. Try them for yourself, you’ll be amazed at how well they work and how inexpensive they are to create!

Dish Soap (for hand washing dishes, not for the dishwasher!)

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup liquid castile soap
  • 3 tsp. vegetable glycerin
  • 5 drops tea-tree essential oil
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 1/3 cups water

Instructions:

Pour soap, glycerin, tea-tree oil, lemon oil and water into a bottle using a funnel. Shake bottle until all ingredients are blended well. This soap can also be used on counter tops!

Shower Cleaner

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. liquid castile soap
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 3 cups hot water

Instructions:

Using a funnel, pour baking soda, soap, vinegar and water into a spray bottle. Shake well to blend all ingredients.
To clean your shower, we recommend spraying all surfaces and scrubbing while wearing rubber gloves.  Rinse well with water.

Glass Cleaner

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. rubbing alcohol
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil (optional, for scent)
  • ½ Tbsp. liquid castile soap

Instructions:

In a well-ventilated area, use a funnel to pour water, alcohol, vinegar and oil into a bottle. Shake the mixture, add soap, and shake some more!
Spray the glass cleaner on any glass surface and wipe with newspaper for best results! Newspaper leaves less streaks than cloths or paper towels.

Multi-purpose Cleaner

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. castile soap (optional)

Instructions:

Mix together ingredients, add to a spray bottle, go crazy! 

Bleach Alternative

Ingredients:

Lemon

Instructions:

Yes, you read that right. Just one ingredient, a lemon! If there is a stain you can’t get out, squeeze lemon juice onto it and place in the sun to dry. The stain will disappear, and you can follow it up with a wash in Molly’s Suds laundry powder.

Wood Furniture Polish

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 lemon (juice)

Instructions:

Blend ingredients in a spray bottle and use on any of your wooden surfaces. Wipe with a dry, clean cloth.

Laundry Powder

Ingredients:

Okay, this one is simple because we’ve already done the labor for you! Molly’s Suds is made from all natural ingredients. No long words you can’t pronounce or worrisome chemicals. Here is the ingredients list just to reassure you

  • Pure sodium carbonate
  • Sodium bicarbonate (food grade)
  • Epsom salt and dead sea salt (triple filtered in US)
  • Organic peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Use only 1 Tablespoon per load. Safe for High Efficiency Washers and front loaders. Cloth diaper wash cycle may require the use of more than the standard 1 Tablespoon depending on mineral content in the water.

Click HERE to purchase your own bag of Molly’s Suds! Sample sizes are available.

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By Courtney Perry

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